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Member since: 28.03.2011

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      01.04.2011 20:45
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      amazing quality for a cheap price

      In order to set my concealer i decided to invest in a cheap yet effective pressed powder and after all the hype over the collection 2000 range i decided to go for this one.

      PRODUCT SIZE: 17g
      PRICE: £1.99 (superdrug)
      SHADES AVAILABLE:
      Translucent
      Ivory
      Tender touch
      Candlelight
      Daydream
      Misty beige
      Bronze glow
      Sun haze
      Warm bronze

      OTHER INFO:
      Contains vitamin E
      UVA and UVB sun protection

      APPLICATION: Using a large powder i brush i swirl it in the product and apply all over my face to set my makeup to allow it to last longer.

      POSITIVE POINTS:
      Sun protection
      Light powder
      Gives a flawless finish
      Wide range of shades available
      Blends into skin nicely
      Doesnt leave skin feeling clogged
      Helps make up last longer
      Very affordable

      NEGATIVE POINTS:
      Plastic protective lid is very flimsy easily broken
      Need to use quite a lot of the product for even a subtle look

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        01.04.2011 19:57
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        DO NOT BUY THIS!

        im not really a full face of makeup kind of girl so i thought i would buy just a cheap foundation for those few days when i did want to maybe look a little nicer than usual or just on down days to cheer myself up. I have plenty of collection 2000 products which i love and which are cheap so i thought seeing as i trust the brand i would try one of their foundations. My local Lloyds pharmacy stocks this brand as superdrug and boots are far from where i live and this was the only foundation they had in ( i really wanted to try the lasting perfection foundation!)

        BRAND: Collection 2000

        PRICE: around £2.99/£3.99 (i couldn't find the price online but definitely less than £4!)

        SHADES AVAILABLE:
        Natural beige
        Natural almond
        Natural ivory
        Natural blonde
        Natural bronze
        Natural amber

        PRODUCT SIZE: 35ml

        OTHER INFO:
        Fragrance free
        Contains protection from UVA and UVB

        APPLICATION: You literally need a tiny amount of this foundation as it is quite a watery consistency, therefore it spreads around your face quickly and easily. I placed a small pea size on the back of my hand and used a No7 foundation brush to apply it to my face for a smoother application. Needless to say i never went out the house with this on my face sure enough it gave me that 'flawless complexion' because my face was one tone ... bright orange!

        POSITIVE POINTS:
        SPF as i have fair skin
        Wide range of shades (although from what i saw most had this orange tone)
        Fragrance free
        Cheap

        NEGATIVE POINTS:
        Very watery
        Long time to dry
        Leaves face very orange, very unnatural look
        Feels heavy and pore clogging on skin
        Looks very shiny and NOT matt on face
        Completely unwearable if you want to leave the house

        :)

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          31.03.2011 18:28
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          Too orange which drew attention to my under eyes rather than hide them

          As a student im often awake late doing work which means i don't always get as much sleep i should which in turn has caused discoloration (dark circles) under my eyes. I've tried various concealers in my time but saw this concealer which is specifically for under eye circles so i thought why not?
          'Light diffusing concealer, lightens and brightens under the eye area, helps diminish the appearance of fine lines'

          BRAND: Collection 2000

          CONTENTS: 5m

          PRICE: 4.99! (Both superdrug and boots) when i bought this months ago it was much cheaper!

          SHADES AVAILABLE:
          Naked
          Natural
          Glow

          METHOD OF APPLICATION:
          Open the cap to the concealer and there is a small synthetic brush, you twist the bottom of the concealer and you should hear a clicking sound the product then comes out the middle of the brush allowing you to swipe this in the areas you chose. The concealer does dry quickly so I advise applying and blending to one area at a time. No touch ups required it stays on and doesn't budge for hours on end!

          POSITIVE POINTS:
          Cheap compared to many other specialized concealers
          Easy application with the built in brush
          No particular smell (im very particular with putting fragrances on my face)
          Good staying power
          Dries quickly (for some this is a good thing for others its not)

          NEGATIVE POINTS:
          I have the palest shade which is still rather dark considering england isn't exactly hot most people are (naturally) quite pale
          It has a salmon and orange tint to it
          Hygiene concerns: using the brush all over the face may transfer bacteria causing breakouts)
          Hard to blend (even when using other brushes/fingers)
          Doesn't give a natural look
          Didn't help to hide dark circles it drew more attention to the area

          :)

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          • Freederm gel / Skin Care / 15 Readings / 13 Ratings
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            30.03.2011 22:44
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            helpful in reducing spot size and redness but didnt seem to help get fully clear spots

            BACKGROUND:
            During my teen years i have suffered with inflamed pimples which the more i treat the worse they seem to get. So normally i just let them run their course but recently they seem to persist for a lengthy period of time and often they scar. My skin is fairly sensitive so i was a little concerned about the 4% Nicotinamide but i decided to take the plunge after the hype on youtube and the great reviews I have read on it.

            PRODUCT AMOUNT: 10g
            PRICE: £5.10 (from boots, although it is available in superdrug for a similar price)

            WHAT I THINK:
            POSITIVE:
            Within a few hours reduced my spot size
            Redness also greatly reduced during the day
            My spots haven't scarred as bad

            NEGATIVE:
            Skin became irritated and rough
            My spots didn't seem to clear they continued to persist for a long period of time (over a week!)
            It seemed to dry out my spots so when i did decide to cover them up with concealer it went flaky and cracked (not a good look)

            MY OPINIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS:
            This is not for someone with severe acne
            If you just have the odd pimple give it a whirl!
            If you're looking for a permanent solution to troublesome spots this isn't the answer
            This is the answer if you simply want to lessen the effects of your spot

            Thank you for reading my review i try to keep things short and sweet rather than long winded because i'm more of a bullet point person, straight to the point. :)

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